New Subbuteo club in Leicester seeks more members in bid to be involved in 2024 World Cup

By Azim Saiyed

Leicestershire Subbuteo players are being urged to join the hobby’s only club in Leicester, with the ambitious aim of participating in the 2024 World Cup in England.

REBRAND: Freshly designed crest for the LFSC

The Leicester Foxes Subbuteo Club (LFSC) was founded by Alexander Ashcroft, 34, who is determined to build the club from scratch.

Mr Ashcroft said: “Subbuteo is having a bit of a revival and it brings back good memories from my own childhood, so I thought it was a brilliant idea to see the interest out there.

“Also, it would be perfect for people to meet up for social events where they can have a drink and chat.”

He believes the club is the first one to be created in Leicester and he has plans to get it running by increasing the number of people attending the sessions, the first of which is in March.

Subbuteo is a table-top version of football whereby players use their fingers to flick miniature figures of footballers at the ball to strike it towards the goal.

Flick through the times: Subbuteo footballer figures flicked on the table.

Mr Ashcroft said: “I just want to create a fun experience for all people because at the end of the day it is all about enjoying the game.

“We will welcome members from any gender, age, background and race. The more the merrier, yes of-course but it is all about equality.

“Since there weren’t any Subbuteo clubs in Leicester, I thought I’d take the initiative to start one myself and show people the great fun they’re missing out on.”

Although the sport is not officially recognised as a professional one, the LFSC has been registered with the English Subbuteo Association.

The club is currently looking for a venue to hold regular sessions and somewhere near the King Power Stadium would be appealing for the club.

If you would like more information about the club or attend any sessions, please visit: or email:

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DMU Sport holds ‘Cooking on a Budget’ nutrition workshop for students

By Jacob Moseley

The DMU sport societies came together to create a day of free food tasting, lifestyle tips and nutritional advice for all the DMU students still stuck to the fast food chains.

On Tuesday, the Watershed was opened up from 7pm until 8.30pm by volunteer students and sports players to showcase the best ways in which to stay healthy whilst living in university halls.

Sam Kibble, the strength and conditioning (S&C) coach at DMU Sport, stated the main aims of the event were to “Encourage our Sports scholars and sports teams to live a healthier lifestyle that may benefit their performance.

“For us as an S&C team it is all about the students being able to fuel their bodies well for match days, training days and general day-to-day activities. Being able to maintain high energy levels will give them the ability to perform at their optimum ability.”

With free food such as “smoothie pots, post workout shakes and a penne pasta dish”, the event was a brilliant introduction to students making meals for the first time. Sam explained: “The sessions give people a few ideas that they can take away and using recipe cards and free samples helps to show that cooking food is worth it.”

Even though the crowds did not flood to the Watershed, with the turnout being just under 20 people, DMU Sport are looking forward to the next event, with additions such as shopping list ideas and cost comparisons.

If you want to join DMU Sport to help integrate a healthier lifestyle, the next event is being held tomorrow(FRI,OCT18) and will focus on injury prevention whilst competing in sport.


Leicester City Women star relishing competition for places this season

By Conor de Smith

Leicester City Women star Rosie Axten has been relishing the competition that two summer signings have brought to the squad.

City Women added striker Melissa Johnson and Freda Ayisi to their talented attacking arsenal in the summer transfer window after promotion to the FA Women’s Championship.

The former Sheffield FC Ladies and Arsenal Women forwards arrived on one-year deals and have been determined to claim a starting spot under manager Jonathan Morgan.

The Foxes were already blessed with an attacking line-up comprising of Axten and England youth international Sophie Domingo while Leigh Dugmore operated slightly deeper in a 2017/18 campaign that resulted in 69 goals for the trio.

Axten has welcomed the competition her new teammates have brought to the squad and believes the team will benefit from it further as the season progresses.

“Melissa [Johnson] and Freda [Ayisi] have been brilliant since they have come in and added some quality to the team,” she said.

“We all work well together and I think the competition has made each of the forwards improve.”

Axten had retained her place in the starting XI with Morgan opting to play the 21-year-old alongside his two summer recruits in the league this term.

The Englishwoman has scored four times and has contributed two assists in just eight starts across all competitions to help her side go into the international break in fourth position.

Axten, Women’s National League North top scorer last season, has been irreplaceable of late and three goals in two matches during October has earned her a nomination for the Player of the Month award.

Only three players – Rianna Dean, Jessica Sigsworth and Elizabeta Ejupi – have scored more goals than Axten in the league with the striker having adapted to the second division with ease.

“The nomination meant a lot to me at this level. It has been a big step up for me personally so I’m happy I can still contribute to the team.

“If my goals mean that we can climb the table and end the season in a high position then I’ll continue to score.”

Leicester City Women face a trip to Durham Women next Sunday afternoon and will be looking to return to winning ways following a narrow defeat at home to Sheffield United Women last week.